Orofure (Sobetsu Town, Hokkaido)

Orofure
オロフレ (北海道 壮瞥町)
Planned season: Mid December 2017 until early March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Orofure is located about 7km from the south east shores of Lake Toya in Sobetsu town, Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

454m
136m
318m
25"
5
800m
1
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
85%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
15%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Orofure Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 100cm
2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 120cm
3rd - - 3rd - 25cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 130cm
4th - - 4th - 35cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 140cm
5th - - 5th - 30cm 5th - 85cm 5th - 130cm
6th - - 6th - 30cm 6th - 85cm 6th - 130cm
7th - - 7th - 35cm 7th - 80cm 7th - 130cm
8th - - 8th - 35cm 8th - 80cm 8th - 130cm
9th - - 9th - 40cm 9th - 80cm 9th - 130cm
10th - - 10th - 25cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 100cm
11th - - 11th - 25cm 11th - 80cm 11th - 100cm
12th - - 12th - 40cm 12th - 80cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 40cm 13th - 80cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 40cm 14th - 80cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 40cm 15th - 85cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 35cm 16th - 90cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 35cm 17th - 90cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 35cm 18th - 90cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 35cm 19th - 95cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 35cm 20th - 95cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 35cm 21st - 95cm 21st - -
22nd - 35cm 22nd - 35cm 22nd - 95cm 22nd - -
23rd - 37cm 23rd - 35cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - -
24th - 37cm 24th - 65cm 24th - 100cm 24th - -
25th - 37cm 25th - 68cm 25th - 100cm 25th - -
26th - 20cm 26th - 75cm 26th - 100cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 75cm 27th - 100cm 27th - -
28th - 35cm 28th - 75cm 28th - 100cm 28th - -
29th - 40cm 29th - 80cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 43cm 30th - 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 40cm 31st - 80cm 31st 31st - -

Orofure Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Orofure. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Limited ski, snowboard equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a kids area near base with a sledging course. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a half-pipe at Orofure. 

Orofure Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Orofure is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Orofure Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
1 Day 2,910 yen 2,160 yen
4 Hours 2,160 yen 1,620 yen
1 Lift Coupon 210 yen 160 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,160 yen 1,620 yen
Season Ticket 29,160 yen 16,200 yen 21,600 yen 21,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Orofure

By public transport
Train
Train
19.5km from Nagawa Station on the Muroran Honsen line
20.2km from Datemombetsu Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
The nearest train station is Nagawa Station (20km) on the Muroran Honsen line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
19.1km from the Date IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 453 (3.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Direction
Direction
Orofure is about 19km from the Date IC on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the Date IC exit head striaght on until reaching Route 37. Turn right onto Route 37 and then about 4.5km later turn onto Route 453. Continue on this road for about 15km and then turn left onto Prefecture Road 2. The ski hill is about 4km off this road.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway


Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 250 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Bankei 204-5
Sobetsu-cho
Usu-gun
Hokkaido
052-0015
Telephone
Telephone
0142-65-2323
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

(1st October 2018)
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